The year in magazine covers for cars and drivers

Car and driver

Go ahead, judge our book by its covers. We had 10 in 2021, and on them we installed 24 cars and a sharp melon saver painted like the David Bowie cover Aladdin Sané. This one was for our Lightning Lap number, got it? Landing covers, too: a flying Ford Bronco, the entire group of winners of our annual 10Best plush in a vending machine and a 4,856 pound Ford Mustang.

Behind the flashy covers, readers found important and in-depth industry reporting and many adventures. We’ve covered soaring used car prices, supply chain incidents, and our testing revealed a world of misleading promises or poorly executed ideas. We chased an old locomotive with a new 637 horsepower Audi e-tron GT, rummaged through the music playlists sound engineers use to tune new cars, and left Travis Pastrana’s daredevil playground. without any broken bones.

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January 2021

Of the more than 300 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans on the market, few have the right grease to earn our 10Best annual award. No this is not our top secret test car bunker, this 10Best tube belongs to used car retailer Carvana. Hit hard enough and a Red Bull Mini Cooper could fall.

April 2021

As the gasoline engine nears extinction, automakers aren’t going quietly thanks to some stellar, high-powered V-8s. The Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings will be the last Vs to use gasoline – what a hell of a party to go.

October 2021

It’s been a decade since a Nissan Z made our cover. New Cars for 2022 is an exciting breakdown of what’s to come next year, including the $ 21,490 Ford Maverick compact pickup, the future and opulent all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS and, of course, the long-awaited arrival of a new 400 horsepower Nissan Z.

A look at the magazine covers from last year

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